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The Truth About Pet Dental Chews: What’s Safe and What Should Be Off-Limits?

When it comes to treating our pets, there are so many options to choose from. If it were up to them, they’d probably try one of every variety at the store. Instead, we have to make the best choices for them. But what if you could find a treat for them that also benefits their…

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The Connection Between Pet Dental Health & Whole Body Wellness

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Raising awareness of this essential component of pet care is vitally important, and helps establish healthy habits year-round. To that end, Schertz Animal Hospital deducts 20% off dental cleanings in February and March. Even though many pet owners are on board to protect their pet from the dangers…

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A Closer Look at Pet Dental Care: How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth at Home

Many pet owners are still surprisingly ill at ease when it comes to pet dental care. Sure, like other new adventures, brushing your pet’s teeth might seem a bit daunting at first. We can assure that with equal measures of patience, practice and determination, you’ll be setting your pet up for a brighter, healthier future.…

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The Whole Story About Dental Cavities in Dogs

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we are passionate about pet dental health. You will hear us preach about periodontal disease, dish about dental diets, and rant about resorptive lesions. In February and March, we are even offering 20% off all dental cleanings (these book fast). We don’t often talk about the main reason many of us…

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Achieving a Super Smile: Do Pet Dental Products Really Work?

The Veterinary Oral Health Council endorses certain pet dental products that have undergone strict protocols for approval. Aimed to reduce the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth, these products can also be instrumental in keeping overall health at its peak. But when you look at the extensive list of chews, rinses, diets,…

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Bad Breath in Pets and Other Signs of Dental Problems

Do you cringe when your precious pup wants to give you a big doggy kiss? Does your cat’s breath smell like last week’s tuna? Bad breath in pets is one of the most ubiquitous dental problems among animals, but did you know it’s more than just a foul smell? In fact, bad breath is often…

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Pet Dental Exams: More Than Just a Pretty Smile

One of the most overlooked yet important areas of pet health and longevity is the quality of dental health provided. And, yet many pet owners make the mistake of assuming that oral hygiene and pet dental exams aren’t as fundamentally necessary as something like vaccinations or diet. Further to this, there are some misconceptions about…

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Diet and Pet Dental Health

Many pet owners are interested in learning about different ways to keep their pet’s teeth clean and healthy. With most animals having some form of dental disease before the age of 3, this is a very important goal. In response to this need, there are a plethora of products on the market that claim to…

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Your Pet’s Dental Health

Many pet owners assume that smelly breath is just a normal part of having a dog or cat and ignore it, or attempt to mask the odor with breath-freshening treats or sprays. However, that “dog breath” you’re trying to avoid is likely a sign that your pet has hidden dental problems. Problems which, over time,…

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